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Levend "Buck" Pickens

Levend “Buck” Pickens of Glenwood Springs died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2003, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. He was 87.

Mr. Pickens was born July 1, 1915, in Jasper Township, Mich., to Martha and Leslie Pickens.

He married Bernice Hoover in 1938 in Angola, Ind.

Mr. Pickens worked in the oil fields as a pumper and tool dresser and served as a deputy sheriff for Ogemaw County in Michigan. He retired in 1975 and the couple moved to Glenwood Springs. Later, he worked at the Glenwood Springs Standard Station, Glenwood Springs Golf Club and Factory Surplus.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows and the National Rifle Association.

Fishing was his passion, and his favorite spots were Ruedi Reservoir, Chapman Reservoir, Lake Avery and Rifle Gap Reservoir. He also loved hunting, golf, bowling, snowmobiling and reading, and he loved to dance at the Little Red Schoolhouse in canyon Creek. If he heard a familiar tune or carol, he loved to sing along.

He was preceded in death by brothers Homer, Clifford and R.V. Pickens; and by a sister; and by a step-grandson, Derek Rose.

Mr. Pickens is survived by his wife, Bernice Pickens of Glenwood Springs; by daughters and sons-in-law Kay and Jack Osborn of Edwardsburg, Mich., and Karen and Jimmy Rose of Rifle; by a brother, Albert Pickens of Mount Pleasant, Mich.; and by three grandchildren, including Kristen Ensign of Glenwood Springs; and by four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Silt Congregational Church, with the Rev. James Warn officiating.

Farnum Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Colorado Animal Rescue, 2801 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, or to the Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited, 2022 Midland Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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